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While Not at the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado Golf. HeidiTown (3)

Everyone visits Grand Lake for the lake. However, there are other ways to spend time in this charming little mountain town. For instance, you may want to hit some balls around at the Grand Lake Golf Course. I have heard this many, many times: “I didn’t know that you golfed!” Sort of. Can ex-golfers say they golf? If so, I do. Throughout high school, I worked at Avalon Golf Club,

The Snowy Range in Living Color Wildflowers in Wyoming. HeidiTown (16)

My mission this past weekend was to find wildflowers in the Snowy Range. Let’s just say that I succeeded and it was beyond my wildest dreams. And it’s not too late. These flowers didn’t look like they were going away anytime soon, but they will go away, so time is of the essence. Photos taken on a Canon T3i and Samsung 9+. The Snowy Range is just 30 minutes west

Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado. HeidiTown (5)

We’ve been to Snow Mountain Ranch a handful of times and during various seasons. We’ve eaten in the cafeteria and done quite a few of the activities offered. This time, we decided to use our cabin as a place to stay while we explored Grand County. Grand County is downright beautiful. It is home to what I like to think of as “old Colorado.” Time is a bit slower and

Have A Puppy Get To The Riverwalk in Estes Park, Colorado. HeidiTown (3)

We spent a lovely weekend at YMCA of the Rockies recently. We were in a cozy cabin with a fireplace and our puppy. I was excited to be a place that was dog-friendly. After all, YMCA of the Rockies welcomes dogs of all sizes to their property.  In fact, they have a brand new dog park, Murphy’s Mountain Dog Park, and it was within an easy walk of our cabin,

Crested Butte, Colorado, photo by Trent Bona.

A Note from the Mayor: This article first appeared in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor where I work as a reporter-at-large. The original title was “Explore Colorado.” Colorado is a beautiful state. Even the towns that dot the Eastern Plains have their own sort of nostalgic charm. However, there are a few towns that really sparkle when blanketed with a fresh layer of snow. Here are the towns that I consider to

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We have 44 days of fall left, but the beautiful fall drives are over, so how do we continue to celebrate this shoulder season? I’ve got a few suggestions. A Late Fall Getaway in Colorado November isn’t a big getaway month for most people, but the “shoulder season” is a wonderful time to travel in Colorado. There are less cars on the roads, and unless you’re traveling on Thanksgiving, you’ll

Enjoy Moose Neighbors with a Moving Mountains Vacation Home. Moose in Steamboat Springs 2. HeidiTown.com

There is nothing, not even free beer, that makes me more excited than a wildlife sighting, and we had one of the best ever this past weekend in Steamboat Springs at our vacation home, Angler’s Cabin. We arrived back to Angler’s Cabin, a Moving Mountains property, in the early afternoon to find that we had visitors – visitors of the moose kind. A mamma moose and her two yearlings were

My obsession with "North America" on Discovery

This post is a little off-topic, but not far off. I’m obsessed with the new show, “North America” on Discovery. The reason this post isn’t entirely irrelevant to HeidiTown is because the show has shot scenes in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Plus, HeidiTown is actually located in North America. If you haven’t watched “North America,” it is a seven-part series that started in May. The series comes to an

Ouray, Colorado by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer for HeidiTown.com

Do you seek out adventure? Or would you rather soak in hot springs all day? Does rappelling into a waterfall sound exhilarating? Or would you rather sit on a sun-soaked, rooftop patio drinking a beer? You can do all of these things and more in Ouray, Colorado. Ryan and I visited Ouray in March and we fell in love with the town. I hadn’t been to Ouray since my parents

Ice climbing in Ouray, not just for the pros

When I told people I was going ice climbing in Ouray, they would say, “I didn’t know you were a climber.” I’m not a climber. I had never even sat in a harness until my first zip lining experience in 2012. However, when I was offered the chance to go ice climbing with San Juan Mountain Guides, for some crazy reason I said yes. On our third day in Ouray,